Some games were played this past weekend while others were canceled or postponed as a heavy, wet spring storm rolled into Denver. The men’s lacrosse game against #4 Georgetown on Saturday at Peter Barton Stadium was moved to tomorrow afternoon. Women’s volleyball took to the court Friday evening at Hamilton Gym against South Dakota but their second match, scheduled for Saturday, was postponed. Men’s soccer against Omaha on the road was postponed. Women’s Tennis in Macomb, Illinois was postponed.
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#9 Gymnastics moved up in the standings following their third-ever highest road score of 197.375 in defeating BYU. Next up are the Big 12 Championships in Morgantown, West Virginia where they will face their nemesis – Oklahoma – yet again.
Women’s Lacrosse (2-1, 0-0) got their game against San Diego State completed on Friday before the snow began to fall. The Pioneers won 14-10 in their final non-conference tilt. They begin their BIG EAST schedule next weekend against Butler in a two-game set.
Women’s soccer (8-2-1, 8-1-1) traveled to South Dakota State to take on the Jackrabbits. In the first game, the Pioneers tied the match 1-1 with a goal from Natalie Beckman, of course. The Pioneers lost in overtime in the second game, 2-1, when the Jackrabbits scored at 16:12 of the extra frame. Denver still remains in the top spot of the Summit League.
Denver volleyball (9-2) faced rival South Dakota at Hamilton Gym Friday night in a showdown of high-level rivals. The Coyotes dispatched Denver 3-1 in a dominating display. Head Coach Tom Hogan noted that “South Dakota is playing the best of any team in the Summit and is the most consistent team in the league”. The loss dropped Denver behind UMKC (11-1) and South Dakota (10-1). The goal now, according to Hogan, is to peak at the end of the season during conference championships.
LetsGoDU’s Tim Healy covered the NCAA Ski Championships in Franconia, N.H. where Denver finished 3rd and won a national championship. Nick Tremeroli covered DU’s thrilling playoff win against Omaha. Denver faces another must-win game tonight, this time against archrival North Dakota – the teams’ 7th matchup this year. A win tonight might make Denver a lock to make the NCAA Tournament, though as things stand now, the Pios are a fringe bubble team.